In the new season of The Witcher, the role of a vampire with a pale face was given to black actor Laurence Fishburne (7 photos)

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16 January 2024

He is known for his role as Morpheus in The Matrix. But no one expected such a “vampire” casting.

A few years ago, Netflix announced the start of work on a series based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski. “The Witcher” was supposed to be the answer to “Game of Thrones” and outshine The Lord of the Rings and the rest of “The Hobbits”.

And when the first season about Geralt and company came out, many watched the first episodes and were surprised by the ugly and cheap computer graphics and the strange selection of actors. But they still treated it leniently - the project was large and difficult - and decided to wait for the next seasons.

When the continuation of the series appeared, the audience unanimously decided that it would be better if they did not watch it.

Comparison of sorceresses from The Witcher: above - from the Game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, below - from the series

It’s enough that the eternal womanizer Buttercup was made, let’s say, a lover of not only women. This is already an edge and an irrevocable departure from the book image. There were also plenty of other absurdities, so the leading actor Henry Cavill announced that he was leaving the project after the third season. And he kept his word, now the witcher Geralt will be played by Liam Hemsworth.

Henry Cavill and Liam Hemsworth

The fourth season of the saga will begin filming in the spring. Probably, the creators decided that the previous ratings would no longer be seen and they had nothing to lose, so they continued the powerful selection of actors. This time it went to a vampire character, one of Geralt’s main companions in the books. This is Emil Regis, in the original source he was pale and thin.

Regis from the “Blood and Wine” add-on for the game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”

Well, in the series it will look like this:

Laurence Fishburne, the same Morpheus from The Matrix, will become a vampire.

Laurence Fishburne

“I’m thrilled to be joining the cast and look forward to exploring the wonderful world of The Witcher,” said the 62-year-old actor.

Why the authors of the series chose him - perhaps they were even more focused on political correctness, inclusivity and equality. Or maybe they just continued to ruin the series, which many had high hopes for.

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